Consumers Union on Monday withdrew its 2004 Nursing Home Watch List, citing potential incomplete data due to processing problems experienced by external project consultants. The group said it would reissue the “watch list” once it was satisfied it had adequate data.
The 2004 Watch List, initially published on Sept. 21, listed one in 10 nursing homes as having inadequate quality of care. CU bases its list on state inspection surveys.
Those in the process of choosing a facility should not use the watch list when making their decisions, the CU warned on its Web site.
Long-term care providers have long criticized the watch list as subjective and inconsistent across different parts of the country.